The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 78 minutes
Have you ever tried and failed to explain one of your dreams to another person? Maybe the retelling isn’t as compelling… maybe the problem was in the way you told the story. The filmmakers in COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS pawn out their dreams to other storytellers. Each filmmaker records one of their dreams and passes it on to another director to realize the writer’s unconscious vision. The results are breathtaking: they include a lyrical black-and-white planet where citizens are hypnotized by an omnipotent voice counting sheep; a hysterical, enraging game show in which a grim reaper from “the department of black death” condemns children at the hands of law enforcement; and a gym instructor who empowers and bewilders a student questioning their gender with the blow of a whistle. Funny, surreal, and deeply relevant all in equal measure, COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS is an amazing testament to our ability to interpret our dreams as well as the creative power of sleep. –C.P.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 2:20 PM
Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 9:40 PM
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein
Dan Schoenbrun, Zachary Shedd, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Andrew Houchens, Kara Elverson, Chanelle Elaine, Laurie Thomas, Valerie Steinberg, Andrew Houchens
Daniel Patrick Carbone, Frances Bodomo, Lily Baldwin, Lauren Wolkstein, Mariama Diallo
Zachary Galler, Nick Bentgen, H. Paul Moon, Chananun Chotrungroj, Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Vanessa McDonnell, Nick Paley, Josephine Decker, Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein, Colin Elliott, Lily Baldwin
Frank Mosley, Will Blomker, Lily Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins, Daniel Ryan, Ryan Cassata, Sanda Weigl, MJ Frank, Samuel John Damon, Jamal Batts